Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
area this weekend. danielle nottingham, cbs news, reagan national airport, arlington, virginia. >>> around here, the rain may have cleared out for the time being. but it left behind quite a mess. this is the great highway in san francisco where excess water forced the closure of the southbound lanes. but it's the rainwater you can't see that could pose the biggest danger. mark sayre is with homeowners keeping their eyes on saturate hillsides. >> reporter: in the past 25 years, 100 californians have died as a result of landslides and the bay area already a high risk area. that risk only goes up the more rain we get. you don't have to look far to see the signs all of over the bay area of plenty of small landslides like this one in the hills of alameda county or this one along nearby morrison canyon road which remains closed due to the ongoing landslide danger. according to the california geological survey, there is no specific data that can predict when any particular hillside will give way. >> the longer you go into the season, the greater that risk becomes because the ground ha
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
pass it. >>> once the deal is done, what will it mean to you and your family's finances? cbs 5 reporter grace lee with the consequences of a compromise. >> reporter: this deal is not official until both houses pass it and it's signed by the president. outlined at this point it's clear at least when it comes to your taxes. so most middle and low-income families should be spared the bulk of those tax increases. but most of us are going to be paying something extra to the irs in 2013. >> keep in mind just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. obviously the agreement is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. now -- [ applause ] >> yeah! [ applause ] >> but guess what. you may not get any more revenue. you may not get any more economic growth but you can say i stuck it to the rich people. >> reporter: on capitol hill, the blame game is in full lot tole with with just a few hours left before we take the "fiscal cliff" plunge at midnight eastern time. >> i'm willing to get this done.
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
in oakland, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> in washington, it's coming down to the wire. only five days until we go tumbling over the "fiscal cliff." president obama is supposed to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is in washington and danielle, how's it looking? >> reporter: well, elizabeth, there was not a lot of optimism on capitol hill today. both senate leaders admitting that congress is facing a hard deadline while at the same time, blaming each other for not having a deal in place by now. president obama cut short his holiday vacation and returned to the white house to work on a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." before flying home from hawaii, the president called congressional leaders nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid to reach agreements before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. >> we have been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: the senate majority leader wants house republicans to return f
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
north of the gold en gate to cbs 5 reporter linked ya yi >> reporter: hi. of the rain is really slamming the north bay here. the storm system is causing some concerns to the residents here but they are very ready here in san anselmo. local families kept an eye on the rushing creek that runs right by the town. >> we have to check on the creek. >> reporter: are you worried? >> not this time. look at it. it's not even close. >> reporter: but they had their share of flooding flood water lefts reached five feet high, marked by the orange tape. on new year's eve, 2005, it was almost just as high but as devastating. waters spilled through the main dawn. some downtown businesses never recovered and closed shops. schools suffered, too. >> we completely had to switch every classroom and then -- >> was it a pretty big bless. >> a big mess. >> reporter: despite today's downpour and frosty weather, there were still folks out there strolling. >> well, i like the rain because i like water. i'm like a mermaid. >> i think that, this year, compared to last year, winter actually makes sense. like,
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
start at a million dollars. so they have a long way to go. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> wall street isn't putting faith in washington. the dow lost 158 points today. its five-day losing streak is the longest since july. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also closed down. >>> police pulled over a bmw for speeding. but before the officer could walk up to write the ticket, the driver floored it and tried to get away. moments later, the bmw slammed into another car a few blocks away from bishop o'dowd high school. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us an innocent person was killed because of another's recklessness. >> reporter: it started at 98th and bancroft. two chp officers patrolling the streets of oakland pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver initially stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away, the chp says the driver of the silver bmw m6 broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed a passenger in the sedan. investigators say the woman was in her early 20s. four other people inside the lincoln suffered from minor to
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
. we will talk about this at 6:00. reporting live in palo alto, joe vasquez, cbs 5. >>> a major sink hole. crewings brought in steel plates to cover the rodeway. this stretch of road could be closed the next couple days we are told. >>> a fallen tree crushed cars mere peralt boulevard. chief meteorologist giving us more. >> reporter: the next weather system is nothing like what we had over the weekend. we had thunderstorms, lightning, damaging winds and heavy rainfall. dry conditions on this christmas eve evening. you can see the beginning of the next wave of rainfall on our long range radar here. we're not looking at excessive amounts, bit will be back this time tomorrow. look how much rain has fallen just since thanksgiving. san jose you have had 5 inches. walnut creek, 10-inchings of rain. san rafael you have had 14 inches and the north bay mountains have had 20 inches of rain since thanksgiving. >>> rescuers have found no sign of a man who ran from police at a dui stop and then jumped into a creek. 24-year-old anthony donaldson went missing early this morning. police spotted him.